Bauchi government to save 1 million lives Through Health Initiative
The Bauchi State Government in it quest to save 1 million lives has donated N61million as counterpart funding for additional financing under the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NTSHIP).
Dr. Halima Mukaddas the state Commissioner for Health, stated this on Saturday at the end of a five-day training for health personnel from Dass Local Government Area in Bauchi.
He said that Dass local government was selected for the pilot project in the bid to ensure a functional Primary Health Care (PHC) facility in each ward.
This action is to support the strategy of ensuring at least one fully functional PHC per ward is actualized using performance base financing approach.
The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency Mr. Adamu Gamawa, said that the project would bring about changes in the state health sector.
He added that the project would also help remove financial barriers that had militated against quality health services at the grassroots.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lekan Olubajo the National Project Coordinator, NSHIP, said that business plans had been made for implementation of performance base financing interventions for all the health facilities in the state.
The training ended with the signing of contract agreement between 15 health facilities and General Hospital and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency